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First Readings from November 14, 2017 Regular School Board Meeting

First Reading authored by Mr. Dale In the event that the upcoming millage does not pass, I move that we direct the Superintendent to bring to us at our next meeting a millage proposal that would include raises for our teachers as well as support employees, and that would include some aspect of allocating greater […]

Metairie Academy, Terrytown Elementary Named Nov. 2017 JPPSS Campuses of the Month

Congratulations to the staff members at Metairie Academy and Terrytown Elementary for being recognized as September 2017 JPPSS Campus of the Month. Metairie Academy won the honor for the East Bank. Terrytown Elementary was honored for the West Bank. Each month a committee of five will select an East Bank and West Bank school and […]

JPPSS Schools and Offices Closed November 20-24 for Thanksgiving Break

All schools and buildings in the Jefferson Parish Public School System will be closed from November 20 through 24 for Thanksgiving Break. JPPSS schools and buildings will observe normal operating hours on Monday, November 27. Click here to download the entire 2017-18 JPPSS calendar. You can visit our calendar webpage by clicking here.

Louisiana Department of Education Releases 2016-17 District & School Performance Scores

The Louisiana Department of Education released its 2016-17 District and School Performance Scores today. The Jefferson Parish Public School System improved in a number of areas including these five: Dropout Credit Accumulation Index, ACT assessment index, strength of diploma (Graduation Index), Cohort Graduation Rate Index and Cohort Graduation Rate. While the overall District Performance Score […]

Early Voting Now Open in the November 18 Election

You can now vote in the November 18 election. Early voting is open now through Saturday, November 11. Jefferson Parish residents will vote on a new millage to provide a pay increase for JPPSS teachers and support staff. You can learn more about this important vote by visiting jpschools.org/vote2017. Early voting is November 3-11 from […]

New Online Tool Helps Parents Understand School Performance, Info, & Offerings

The Louisiana Department of Education announced the creation of the Louisiana School Finder, an interactive online tool designed to help families more easily locate and evaluate schools and child care centers across the state. The tool, which hosts detailed information about each site’s offerings and academic performance, will be unveiled November 7 with the release […]

Continued Training for Continued Success: PLCs Enhance Teamwork at Meisler Middle

“The biggest thing I’ve taken away from PLCs is that I’m not alone in this process…if I need assistance, I know I can get it.” – Meisler Middle teacher Michelle Brower Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) is an ongoing process in which educators work together to achieve better results for the students they serve. The Jefferson […]

JPPSS Parent Advisory Council Meetings November 28 & 29

The Jefferson Parish Public School System Parent Advisory Council (PAC) is comprised of parents from schools across the district. This council provides an opportunity for school system administrators and parents to share information on a variety of educational topics, innovations, and best practices within the district. The next meeting for the West Bank PAC is […]

Nov. 9 ESL Parent Meeting: “Stay Connected with JPPSS Digital Technology”

The Jefferson Parish Public School System is hosting an English as a Second Language (ESL) parent meeting on November 9 from 5-7 p.m. at the JPPSS Administration Building at 501 Manhattan Blvd. ESL parents are invited to learn more about the various communications tools the district uses to keep families informed of important news and […]

New JPPSS Show Spotlights “The Bright Side”

The Jefferson Parish Public School System is producing a new bi-monthly show that shines a light on the people, programs, and events making a difference in the district. Each episode of The Bright Side will feature exclusive stories, interviews, and fun extras like JPPSS trivia. You can watch the show on Facebook, Vimeo, or JPS-TV […]